The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Long Beach, California

Get some Southern California vibes on a budget at one of the best cheap hotels in Long Beach
Get some Southern California vibes on a budget at one of the best cheap hotels in Long Beach | © lucky-photographer / Alamy Stock Photo
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12 December 2021

The waterfront playground that is Long Beach in Southern California attracts visitors from far and wide, and if you’re looking for Cali vibes on a budget, we got you. These cheap hotels in Long Beach are not only great value for money, they’ll also save your dollars that can be spent on seeing the sights and enjoying the foodie scene, catching a live show or venturing to nearby Los Angeles, Laguna Beach or Catalina Island.

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, for sights within walking distance

Comfy living room space with sliding doors to balcony at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
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The Long Beach hotspots are all within walking distance of this Renaissance Hotel, which sits in the center of downtown. And you’ll love the bright and airy rooms that come with marble bathrooms, pillow-top mattresses, mini-fridges and swish Aveda bath products. There’s the option of enjoying a craft cocktail by the firepit and dining on California cuisine on the outdoor patio at SIP Bar Lounge or gazing over the city from the rooftop pool. Spoilt for choice indeed.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach, for the views

Minimalist modern white living space with lime green pops of color at Hyatt Regency Long Beach
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The Hyatt Regency’s pole position right on the waterfront means all of the guest rooms and suites at the hotel offer guests the luxury of an ocean or harbor view but without the high price tag to match. The modern style with nautical touches provides a comfortable residential feel, and the hotel is pet-friendly so your furry friends can join you for the ride. Those who stay here also get access to a pool, fitness center and restaurant.

Long Beach Marriott, for the ideal location

Luxurious and bright lobby area with polished wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and chandelier at Long Beach Marriott
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This cheap hotel in Long Beach places guests just minutes from the airport, and a quick 15-minute drive from the beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the city’s major sports venues. Rooms are sleekly decorated with flatscreen TVs and luxurious bedding, plus blackout curtains to ensure a restful night’s sleep. It’s also only a 30-minute drive to Disneyland, and trust us, you’ll be grateful for the free parking and free airport shuttle.

Hilton Long Beach Hotel, for easy access to attractions

Spacious suite with desk, mini-fridge and sliding door to balcony at Hilton Long Beach Hotel
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Perched on Ocean Boulevard, the Hilton Long Beach Hotel is in the heart of the business district but under 1mi (1.6km) from the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Rooms come with artwork depicting historical Long Beach, coffee-making facilities, large showers and elegantly striped 250-thread-count sheets, and you’ll be able to grab a snack at any time of day either in the Enclave Lobby Bar and Kitchen or from the in-room dining menu.

The Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, for the SoCal vibes

Spacious bedroom with dark wood furnishings and pops of blue at the Cove Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection in Long Beach
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This boutique hotel is in a central spot that’s only a 10-minute drive away from the legendary former ocean liner, Queen Mary. Rooms feature rainfall showers and luxury linens, but the place to lounge and be seen is the ultra cool pool area, or the Wave Café & Bar, which serves food and a selection of wine, cocktails and local microbrews to relax with when the mood takes you.

Hotel Current, for eco-friendly accessibility

Bright modern bedroom with light wood floors, couch at wall art at Hotel Current in Long Beach, California
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Experience fully accessible Long Beach style while being mindful of the environment with a stay at Hotel Current. The 99 guest rooms have energy-efficient lighting, as well as curtains and carpets made from hemp and recycled plastic fabric, and the grounds of the hotel have drought-resistant landscaping. Great care has also been taken to cater to all accessibility needs, including a wheelchair-accessible pool.

Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Airport, for the trailblazing traveler

Sunny outdoor pool area at Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Airport
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A smart choice for those who need to get around, this cheap hotel in Long Beach is ideally positioned close to Long Beach Airport and the 405 freeway. You’re also right in the middle of the Douglas Park Center, across from the food and fashion of the Long Beach Exchange shopping mall. After your explorations, hang out by the firepit on the outdoor deck and get a good night’s sleep in one of the modern guest rooms.

Hampton Inn Long Beach Airport, for comfortable surroundings

Bright dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and fireplace at Hampton Inn Long Beach Airport
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Situated between Los Angeles and Orange County and a stone’s throw from Long Beach Airport, the Hampton Inn has friendly service, clean rooms and comfortable surroundings. You can play outdoor games like cornhole or ping pong in the gardens and swim in the pool, and there’s even an outdoor grilling area if you feel like barbecuing. And breakfast is on them, too.

The Belmont Shore Inn, for a boutique experience on the waterfront

Spacious and bright room with pale wood floors and beach-inspired decor at the Belmont Shore Inn in Long Beach, California
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The Belmont Shore Inn aims to blend luxury with affordability, and this boutique hotel has one of the best-rated locations in Long Beach, too. The chic beach-inspired decor makes the most of the natural California daylight, and you’re just steps away from the renowned shoreline and downtown Long Beach’s lively waterfront scene. When you can bear to tear yourself away, explore an underwater world at Long Beach’s famous aquarium or try to spot some dolphins on the one-hour ferry ride to Catalina Island.

Golden Sails Hotel, for family vacations

King room with desk, dark carpeting and sliding door to ground-floor patio at Golden Sails Hotel, Long Beach
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Golden Sails Hotel in eastern Long Beach offers guests tropical gardens, marina views and an ocean breeze, all at a reasonable price. The seven-acre (3ha) property is ideal for family vacations with on-site laundry facilities, plenty of space to roam and a large outdoor pool area. Rooms and studios come with a patio or balcony and views over the gardens and marina, while some even have jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Long Beach and book now on Culture Trip.

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